Laminitis

Laminitis Myths Article

Laminitis Myths Article

Our understanding of laminitis is improving year on year, yet owners don’t always have the correct up to date information. Running horse first aid courses I have heard many myths around the condition, and this article busts many of these old wives tales that you might...

7 Things Every Horse Owner Needs To Know About Laminitis 

Laminitis is a common condition, it has been affecting horses for many years but with a growing rise in equine obesity it is becoming even more of a problem. It is often a poorly understood condition, although thankfully we now know a lot more about the disease. With...

Is Our Fear Of Gastric Ulcers Making Our Horses Fat?

Is Our Fear Of Gastric Ulcers Making Our Horses Fat?   As a horse owner it is perfectly natural to be concerned about gastric ulcers, and ulcers have become big business. You can’t open a horsey magazine without seeing adverts for ulcer related products, and...

Why Are Our Horses Getting Fatter?

Why Are Our Horses Getting Fatter?   Equine obesity is at an all time high, with rates as high as 70% for some populations of the horse world. Research suggests that owners now see an overweight horse as ‘normal’, making it difficult for an individual to...

First Aid for Laminitis

You think that your horse has laminitis- HELP! It can be difficult to know what to do for the best, and no doubt everyone on your yard will want to give their opinion, leaving you with plenty of conflicting advice. With that in mind here are some nine practical steps...

What to do if your horse or pony has laminitis

Calling the vet is the first step if you suspect that your horse has laminitis, they will be able to offer pain relief and help you to work out a plan to treat and manage the condition. Understanding of laminitis has improved significantly over the last 5-10 years and...

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